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Published January 28, 2009


This is episode 151 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 151:
DTV Transition Back On, Microsoft's Layoffs, Zune Sales Plummet, YouTube Users to Delete Comments, and more...

What's new in Episode 151

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com
Adam Curry, President, Mevio
Tom Merritt, Executive Editor, CNET

The Topics:
House Defeats DTV Transition Delay Bill

BREAKING NEWS: The House has defeated a bill that the Senate previously approved which would have postponed the transition to digital TV until June. As it stands, the transition is still slated for February 17th. Will chaos ensue?

Wikipedia Considers Limiting User Edits

Wikipedia is apparently considering instituting a new editorial process that would put better safeguards in place and require all updates to be approved by a "reliable" user. The proposal comes in the aftermath of a false entry that was posted by a user, saying Senators Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd had died after an inaugural luncheon.

Obama Calls On Scott McNealy for Input on Open Source

Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy has been asked by President Obama to author a white paper on the benefits the U.S. government can derive from using open source technology, BBC News reports. "It's intuitively obvious open source is more cost effective and productive than proprietary software," says McNealy.

Study Slams Brain-Training Games

Games such as Big Brain Academy on the Wii, and Dr KawaShima's Brain Training on the DS don't provide the mental workout you may have thought, says a new study. The research used two teams of kids--one asked to complete a seven-week memory course using a DS brain-training game, while another group completed puzzles using pencil and paper. The study found the groups using the DS actually recorded a 17 per cent decrease in memory tests after seven weeks.

Extreme Porn Law Goes Live

This week, in England and Wales, it has become a criminal offense to possess pictures that the government deems to be "extreme porn". The Register reports that individuals who are concerned about material they may have on their hard drives should wipe their drives.

Topic links:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2339755,00.asp
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10149648-93.html?tag=newsEditorsPicksArea.0
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10147920-16.html?tag=rtcol;pop
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/01/26/brain_training_games_report/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/01/24/extreme_pron_law_live/


Run time 31:23
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

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